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Top 7 European Countries for LGBT Rights

Top 7 European Countries for LGBT Rights
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Which European countries are best for LGBT rights recognition?

If you’re planning a trip or move to Europe and want to take into consideration the LGBT rights landscape of your destination, it can be tricky because no two countries recognize LGBT rights in quite the same way.

Fortunately, a leading rights group, ILGA Europe, has just released a series of infographics covering 49 European nations. Below are the top seven countries in reverse order.

They are assessed on criteria like same-sex partnership recognition, gender identity protections and LGBT asylum provisions. These infographics are based on the in-depth annual review ILGA Europe conducts, and you can find that here.


7. France

France’s LGBT community has endured a concerted attack over the past few months. The legalization of marriage equality and same-sex adoption rights has resulted in a number of violent attacks.

Despite this, France has a solid foundation of LGBT discrimination protections and it is hoped that action on marriage equality will signal a wider shift in LGBT friendly policies such as gender recognition.

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Image credit: Thinkstock. All infographics courtesy of ILGA Europe used under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

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5:27PM PDT on May 28, 2014

Yay for these countries. Nice to see more and more countries legalize same sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage: How many countries allow gay marriage?

2:56PM PST on Feb 14, 2014

Yay us!

12:35PM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

4:16AM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

Not surprised by this at all, but I am a bit surprised about Norway. Thought they have strong roots with Christianity.

3:20AM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

All things are relative.I live in Scotland and we've got a long way to go.

3:18PM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

It's good to see people accepting the difference, even if it is slowly!

As Mary L, I too am surprised not to see Netherlands on the list!

11:35AM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

I agree Mary. I was surprised not to see the Netherlands on this list. France was an even bigger surprise that they made it!

7:46AM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

thanks for the info....still more work to do!

7:34AM PDT on Jun 8, 2013


7:33AM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

Let's act now

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